SCIENCE PROJECT

SCI3PRJ

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, the student undertakes a semester-long research or development project related to his or her major studies under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The student will solve a given problem with creativity and imagination and will develop new ideas about an aspect of their chosen field and how to manage and communicate these. They will achieve this by applying theory, locating new knowledge and synthesising it along with their results into a project report. Many problems in science are multi-disciplinary, thus students will experience the needs and benefits of collaboration and net-working across discipline boundaries and thus gain insight into the process of working as a scientist. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must complete at least 180 credit points towards Bachelor of Science degree with at least 30 credit points of 2nd year science subjects (in addition, see "special conditions" below)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsSpecific project availability in any one year depends on staff availability and loads. Students will need to enter discussions with potential supervisors in the semester prior to undertaking their project. Permission to enrol in SCI3PRJ is only granted once a project has been organised.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate scientific literature relating to a specialist area of science research, identify existing gaps and justify the need to address these.
02. Investigate research questions independently and collaboratively in creative and innovative ways that are based on sound scientific principles.
03. Analyse, evaluate and synthesise information obtained through independent and collaborative research to prepare reports that reflect broad theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in a specialist science area.
04. Formally present research findings to peers and academics clearly and coherently.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 21 - 22
Two 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Introduction and Literature Review (1,000-words) This will form part of the final reportN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3
Project outline and methodology (500-words equivalent) This will form part of the final reportN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
One 10 minute oral presentation (500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4
Final Report (2,500-words equivalent) Assessment is focused on results, discussion and conclusionN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 21 - 22
Two 3.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Introduction and Literature Review (1,000-words) This will form part of the final reportN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3
Project outline and methodology (500-words equivalent) This will form part of the final reportN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
One 10 minute oral presentation (500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4
Final Report (2,500-words equivalent) Assessment is focused on results, discussion and conclusionN/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO2